Workin It

Author: RuPaul
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061997072
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Workin’ It!, the new book from world-renowned recording artist, television host, and drag queen RuPaul, provides helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style, and confidence for girls and boys, both straight and gay—and everyone in between! No one knows more about life, self-expression, and style than the host of the hit LOGO series "RuPaul’s Drag Race," and Workin’ It! picks up right where the show leaves off. More than just a style guide, Workin’ It! is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life. Let RuPaul teach you the tried, tested, and found-true techniques that will propel you from background player to shining star!

Workin it

Author: Leon E. Pettiway
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566395809
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Margaret, Charlie, Virginia, Tracy, and Laquita are all drug users involved in regular criminal activity: prostitution, burglary, shoplifting, robbery, drug selling, petty theft, and various kinds of fraud. Four of the women are black; one is white and Puerto Rican. While all five have been involved in same-sex relationships, three are primarily straight and two are primarily lesbian. They come from working-class or welfare families; some women characterize their mothers as strict, abusive, intolerant, and distant while other mothers are characterized as concerned, religious, and loving. The women talk frankly about their drug use, their sexual and criminal activities, their childhoods, their school and work experiences, their neighborhoods, their personal relationships with their families of origin, children, and partners, their fears and future goals, and the ordinary trappings of their lives. While these accounts describe lives at the margins of society, they also reveal women who assert a control over their activities and talk of independent judgment in terms that we imagine are reserved for men. There is a tendency in criminology to treat the data generated by research on men as fundamentally true for women as well. By allowing female law-breakers to describe their lives in their own way, Pettiway underlines not only their differences from men but also their differences from each other.

Workin It

Author: Christopher William Roebuck
Format: PDF
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Situated in the interstices of anthropology, public health, and critical theory, this dissertation pursues questions of gender, health, transnationality, and governance. It does so through a critical medical anthropological study of trans* lives during what has been referred to as "the second wave of AIDS" in San Francisco. According to public health research and epidemiological studies, urban transgender women are reported to constitute one of most vulnerable populations for HIV infection in the United States. Combining research methods of medical anthropology and urban ethnography, this dissertation explores self-making and world-making practices of trans* individuals during a time, I call "the age of epidemic." Multi-year ethnographic research was based primarily in San Francisco's Tenderloin, a low-income, culturally diverse neighborhood that has been referred to as the "epi-center of the AIDS epidemic" in San Francisco. At the same time, it is home and center of social life for many trans* immigrants from Mexico, Central and South American, and South-east Asia, who migrate to the city in hopes of creating vibrant lives. Hence, the term, trans* is meant to reference three intersecting experiences: transgender identity; transnational conditions of migration; and the crossing of multiple political, geographical, linguistic, sex/gender, and bodily borders. As well, trans* refers to the Tenderloin itself as a translocal space networked by global processes of migration, diaspora, and economic restructuring. Ethnographic research was conducted with transgender and immigrant interlocutors, neighborhood denizens, public health researchers and healthcare providers, and local and international transgender activists. Clinic-based participant-observations and volunteer activities were conducted at a public health center, which provides care to homeless and underserved populations. In late 1994, it opened the first transgender primary healthcare clinic in the United States. This dissertation documents how trans* women create lives through "workin it," a constellation of dynamic and heterogeneous tactics including: actions for making forms of sociality and publics in San Francisco's rapidly transforming Tenderloin; practices for creating kinship and engaging in reciprocal practices of care outside normalizing regimes of sex, gender, and laws of alliance and descent; activities for cultivating trans* bodies and becomings utilizing biomedical technologies often in unexpected ways; and conducts for fashioning a beautiful and ethical life when such a life is often deemed diseased, foreign, and other. Findings have lead to the conclusion that epidemics, such as HIV/AIDS, have a paradoxical force in contemporary life. Epidemics are destructive, pathological biosocial events, causing untold sickness, suffering and death. But they are also generative. Epidemics instantiate proliferative governing strategies and technologies, which discipline and manage bodies under logics of health promotion. At the same time, the immeasurable sickness, death, and loss caused by HIV/AIDS has provided evidence to support political claims for health and life by trans* communities. The calamitous impacts have offered a language through which to render visible social inequalities and social suffering. The biosocial crisis has engendered new social movements for justice and affirmations of trans* survivals. But most significantly, it has given rise to unique forms of resiliency, belonging, kinship, and care amid and against precarity.

Beauty und Glamour

Author: Dita Von Teese
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3961210144
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Dita von Teese ist längst viel mehr als "nur" der sexy Burlesque-Star, der sich in einem riesigen Martini-Glas räkelt – sie ist zur wahren Stil-Ikone geworden. Ob bei ihren Shows, auf dem roten Teppich oder in Fashion-Magazinen, für Dita Von Teese ist Schönheit Ausdruck der eigenen Persönlichkeit. In diesem Buch verrät sie ihre Beauty-Geheimnisse und gibt Tipps sowohl für den Alltag als auch für exzentrische, glamouröse Auftritte. Dabei wird jeder Aspekt von Fashion über Make-up bis hin zur Frisur abgedeckt. Zusätzlich sind Workouts enthalten, die die weibliche Figur perfekt in Form bringen, sowie Ditas Tipps für eine umwerfende Ausstrahlung. Eine Vielzahl hochwertiger Farbfotos gibt darüber hinaus immer wieder Einblicke in die persönliche Geschichte des Stars. Beauty und Glamour ist die Schönheitsbibel für all die Frauen, die das Beste aus dem machen möchten, was die Natur ihnen mitgegeben hat.

Was bisher geschah

Author: Connor Franta
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3959711808
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In diesen intimen Erinnerungen über sein Leben abseits der Videokamera berichtet Connor Franta von den Erfahrungen, die er auf seiner Reise vom Kleinstadt-Jungen zur Internet-Sensation machte. Über den Kampf mit seiner Identität, seinem Körper und seiner Sexualität als Teenager und sein Outing; über die Entscheidung im Alter von kaum zwanzig Jahren, seinen kreativen und künstlerischen Leidenschaften zu folgen, womit er den Grundstein für eine Karriere als YouTube-Star, Philanthrop, Unternehmer und Stil-Trendsetter legte. Connor erzählt intelligent, humorvoll und voller Zuversicht von seinem Leben und erteilt dabei den Lesern wertvolle Ratschläge für ihren eigenen Weg. Seine Worte werden bei allen, die im digitalen Zeitalter groß werden, auf fruchtbaren Boden fallen, aber sie sind auch eine zeitlose Botschaft für Menschen in jedem Alter: Habe keine Angst vor dir selbst und tue das, was du wirklich tun willst.Hochwertig gestaltet und mit Fotografien aus Connors Familienalbum, ist dieses Buch ein Muss für alle, die Inspiration für ihre eigene Reise zu sich selbst suchen.

Die Scrum Revolution

Author: Jeff Sutherland
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 359339992X
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»Scrum« heißt die revolutionäre Methode, die seit den 90er-Jahren große ITProjekte zum Fliegen bringt. Und das schneller und kostengünstiger als geplant: Unternehmen, die mit Scrum arbeiten, schaffen die doppelte Arbeit in der Hälfte der Zeit. Gar nicht auszudenken, was geschähe, wenn jede Firma von dieser Methode profitieren könnte! Genau das ist Jeff Sutherlands Mission. Als Scrum-Erfinder zeigt er in seinem neuen Standardwerk ganz normalen Unternehmen, wie sie Scrum-Teams etablieren, ihre Entwicklungsaufgaben vereinfachen und alle ihre Projekte agil, zügig und kostengünstig durchziehen.

Stone Cold Dead Serious

Author: Adam Rapp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429998277
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Recent plays from "one of the more daring young stylists working today" (David Cote, Time Out New York) Adam Rapp's plays have captivated audiences across the country with their unflinching explorations of the good, the bad, and the ugly in America's heartland and cities. Gathered here are three of his latest works: Faster, in which two young grifters try to strike a deal with the devil during the hottest summer on record; Finer Noble Gases, a lament for a band of arrested thirty-year-olds slouching toward adulthood amid East Village decay; and the Off-Broadway hit Stone Cold Dead Serious. An honest, strange, and humorous look at a blue-collar family struggling to survive in the face of disability and addiction, and the seemingly surreal lengths their teenage son will go to save them from themselves, the play prompted Bruce Weber to rave in The New York Times: "Rapp is very gifted, and, even rarer, he has something to say . . . Stone Cold Dead Serious [is] brave, compassionate, and . . . breathtakingly moving. It is the work of a playwright who is forging a real voice . . . Its rendering of the shared language of loved ones illustrates how families can remain intimate even when they are in shards. Its depiction of a working-class America that is unable to dream of anything beyond enduring is as sincerely sad a commentary on our culture as I've seen in recent memory. And its fear for young people is, unfortunately, deeply convincing."

The Epistemology of Religious Disagreement

Author: J. Kraft
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137015101
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Many assume falsely that religious disagreements engage rules of evidence presentation and belief justification radically different than the ordinary disagreements people have every day, whether those religious disagreements are in Sri Lanka between Hindus and Buddhists or in the Middle East among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.